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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Barth and the Gruenewald Crucifixion
The Swiss theologian Karl Barth appreciated Mathias Gruenewald's "Crucifixion," so much so that Barth displayed a picture of the paining above his desk as he wrote his many theological works. As I worked on a lectionary devotion, I googled the painting to refresh my memory about Barth and the image. I enjoyed this article enough to share it here! It's by James Davidson, "Karl Barth and Mathias Gruenewald: The Continuing Life of a Painting at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary." http://jamesdavison.net/Barth%20Gruenewald%20article.pdf